MEET THE TEAM
Stacey is an experienced community convenor with a collaborative leadership style who loves to see and experience the world. She joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada in 2017, playing a critical role in the inception of the Canadian Mentoring Partnership (CMP).
As Managing Director, Stacey is responsible for leading her team and sector stakeholders through the conceptualization, development and management of a pan-Canadian mentoring movement. Stacey is excited by the opportunity to build and develop CMP into a backbone collective impact organization.
Based in Montréal, she brings over 15 years’ experience in strategic development, change management, and capacity building to the CMP. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Concordia University and certifications in Project Management, Communication, Conflict Resolution & Mediation, and Business Management.
Adrian has over a decade of IT systems, operations and consulting experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. Adrian joined CMP for the opportunity to leverage technology to enhance mentoring for Canadian youth. As an IT project leader, he enjoys asking tough questions and injects creative thinking into finding solutions. Adrian is a McGill University alum, where he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering. A father of two active young children, Adrian enjoys tinkering with electronics and spending time outdoors with his family. His personal motto is: Have fun, do good.
Director of Partnership Networks
Tracy brings a wealth of experience in the charitable sector and mentoring field to CMP. She has held senior roles at Lionheart Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and has provided consultation to mentoring programs and organizations for several years. Leading the Partnership Network at CMP, Tracy is leveraging her deep sector relationships in building a national network of mentoring organizations and partners across Canada.
A regular contributor to the work of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Tracy has a proven track record of developing and implementing innovative mentoring programs, tools, partnerships and collaborations. Tracy holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from Gonzaga University and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor. An avid cook and lover of great food, Tracy enjoys travelling the world.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Véronique leads CMP’s research agenda, with a focus on mapping the mentoring landscape in Canada and identifying service gaps. She is also a co-lead of the Canadian Mentoring Research Network. Véronique is committed to CMP’s knowledge mobilization goals and is eager to use the new research to bridge the gap between academic researchers and community organizations. Prior to joining CMP, Véronique led programs focused on promoting healthy relationships for youth and violence prevention. Véronique holds two degrees in history, a PhD from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts from the Université de Montréal. In her spare time, Véronique enjoys reading and travelling.
Director of Communications and PR
Naolo Charles, a bilingual Montrealer now living in Toronto, leads communications at CMP. An accredited PMP, Naolo joins CMP from York University where he was responsible for planning and implementing the knowledge mobilization activities of the Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC) project funded by SSHRC. He also played a key role in the Immigrant Women, Youth and Seniors (IWYS) project funded by IRCC.
At the CMP, Naolo is leading the creation of a national campaign to build a mentoring movement and is generating compelling content to engage Canadians in the mentoring conversation. While Naolo did not benefit from formal mentoring relationships while growing up, he is grateful to the informal mentors who helped him at pivotal points in his life. He is eager to pay it forward.
Business Operations Assistant
A dedicated volunteer, Jessica brings a zeal for start-ups and a keen interest in the non-profit sector to the CMP. She credits her role models and career mentors for sparking her interest in the mentoring movement. In addition to her finance and business administration responsibilities, Jessica works across all business areas to connect CMP’s team members and projects and run the organization’s social media platforms. Fluently bilingual, Jessica also provides support to CMP’s communications team. She looks forward to graduating with her Bachelor of Business from the John Molson School of Business in 2020. A sushi aficionado and self-professed foodie, Jessica is enjoys running long distances. She is currently training for her next half marathon.